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    ETRTO 622x23c Tire Recommendation widest

    Hi all! First post, kind of a newbie so forgive my confusion.
    I have a 29er mountain bike and I want to put on higher volume tires on my rims. The rims say ETRTO Rim Size: 622x23C. The ETRTO recommended tire section width is: 37mm-62mm.
    Can I put on the Maxxis Recon that is listed as 61-622? or also listed as 29x2.4? How about other tires that are 60-622?
    Seems to me that the 60 or 61 falls within the 37-62 but do those numbers correlate to each other?
    Currently, I have 29x2.25 but I want something a little more aggressive plus they are a few years old.

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    Itís all relative. To the construction of the tire (some have a ďrounderĒ tread profile and some are more square & some are burly sidewalls and some are paper thin), and to your willingness to inflate your tires.

    Iím always game to put the biggest tires I can on my bikes. The cush, traction and rollover outweigh any negatives (imho). Iím running a surly dirt wizard on an i29 on one of my bikes, and it gives it a rounder profile than on my buddyís bike with i40 rims. Iím also running 3.25s on i40 rims on another bike. On my CX Iím running 42-44c tires on i17s. Iím super happy with all of these. Balance the pressure required to negate squirm (and/or run really beefy tires like the DW in 60tpi), and youíre all good.

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